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Menorca moth Ennominae

Observed: 17th April 2004 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates

Old photo of an unidentified moth seen on Menorca. I don't think this occurs in the UK. It looks a bit like a Mocha sp.

  • Heliomata glarearia
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    Euchrognophos mucidarius
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Charissa (Euchrognophos) variegata (Duponchel, 1830)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I was a bit puzzled initially to find that variegata seemed to be missing from the main body of text in Redondo, Gaston and Gimeno (Geometridae Ibericae), but it is tucked away in the section headed 'Dubious species' The authors state that "..records, for the time being, look likely to be the result of confusion with forms of E mucidarius".

Fauna Eurpaea states that variegata is doubtful for mainland Spain and absent from the Balearics. See

Robert Homan

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Thanks Robert. The Spanish

Thanks Robert. The Spanish website gives records from Malaga and Cantabria, so there is a discrepancy. I'll pass it round some Spanish moth-ers and come back here with a consensus.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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As far as my records are concerned, only mucidarius has been recorded from the Balearic Islands.